National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has called on Kenyans to vote for leaders who have integrity and can add value to their lives and not corrupt leaders.
Mr Muturi who is eyeing the presidency on a Democratic Party ticket said corruption and theft of public funds remain the single biggest threat to revive the country’s economy.
Speaking at Kailutha Methodist Church in Tigania East, Meru on Sunday, Speaker Muturi said his primary focus, if elected, was to restore integrity and accountability in management of Kenya’s affairs.
He asked Kenyans to shun Presidential aspirants who associate and walk with leaders accused of looting public resources.
“If you walk with those involved in corruption and associate with thieves, we cannot expect anything from you when you get into power.”
“The biggest problem we have as a country is lack of responsible leaders and theft of public resources. This is the problem I intend to fix through my presidency,” Mr. Muturi said.
The Speaker also blamed further wastage of public resources on poor planning in government.
He cited the government effort to achieve 100 percent transition into secondary school as one of the poorly executed policies.
Muturi said his administration would invest more in public education sector to ensure more children access quality education.
The Speaker further dismissed Deputy President William Ruto’s position on smaller parties, which he has termed tribal formations.
During his tour of the region, DP Ruto urged residents to join the UDA party and avoid the regional parties.